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Published on: 18 Nov 2016 By

First Fines Are Issued Under The Violence Provisions Of The OHSA

We are now starting to see the first decisions being released that deal with violations of the (fairly) new violence provisions added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). For details on those changes, you can revisit Mary Lou Brady’s blog here. Two convictions and heavy financ…

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Published on: 4 Nov 2016 By

Ongoing Evolution in the Law of Termination Provisions

Recent case law continues to address the enforceability of contractual provisions which try to limit employees’ entitlements on termination. Lawyers for terminated employees are keen to attack the validity of these clauses in an attempt to remove any cap on entitlements and extend the reason…

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Published on: 2 Nov 2016 By

ERT concludes turbine project will cause serious harm to human health

The Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) has for the first time concluded that a wind turbine project would cause serious harm to human health. The Tribunal also concluded, as it did in an earlier case, that the project would cause serious and irreversible harm to an endangered bat spe…

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Published on: 1 Nov 2016 By

Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal forges its own path on family status

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says it has “clarified” its test for discrimination on the basis of family status. Noting it is not bound by the decisions of other tribunals or courts outside Ontario, the Tribunal has now gone back to basics, but whether the test is any more clear remains …

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Published on: 26 Oct 2016 By

More Stringent Regulatory Requirements – Water Taking

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”) has posted a draft regulation to the Environmental Registry proposing to establish a moratorium on the issuance of new or increasing permits to take water for the purposes of water bottling. We previously blogged about the water ta…

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Published on: 13 Oct 2016 By

Peter Dillon to co-host free franchise mini-summit in Toronto

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will co-host the Franchise ROI Mini-Summit in Toronto on Oct. 24, in partnership with IFX International Franchise Management. The event, presented by Dillon, partner at Siskinds, and Dan Martin, president and CEO of IFX, will focus primarily on how to produce hi…

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